It’s been a while since I did a Monday Miscellany. That’s probably been a good thing. And after you read this one you’ll be wishing I had continued its absence. Because the brain? MIA. Which did not keep me from writing this post with a good bit of pomp and hyperbole.
· We had a pretty good holiday, as is evidenced by the stack of thank-you cards I haven’t written yet. But I think the habit of going to work and being productive has been broken. Actually, I worked pretty hard the three days I went into the office last week. And I’m pretty sure that my one day in the office this week (tomorrow) will be pretty darn busy. I’m really talking about the habit of working around the house. [Brief pause while you all laugh loud & long at the idea that I had a work habit at home before the holiday.]
· OK, now that that’s out of your system, please consider my floors and all the surfaces not covered by Christmas detritus. Are they not in need of attention? Will they get this attention on this, the last opportunity I will have to clean before January 14th? We’re all on pins & needles at the Bug household, and we have a suspicion that if the author of this blog would quit writing this post and get off her bum, then perhaps things would happen. Unfortunately those things might not include cleaning.
· Enough about dirt (and its more benign cousin, clutter). Why, you ask, will I be unable to clean until January 14th? Dr. M and I are going to a history conference on Wednesday. It’s in Chicago. In January. I’ve never been to Chicago, but from what I understand, I’m packing as though I’m headed to Alaska. I’ve heard it might be cold. In fact, I was fussing about my hair when I realized that my penguin hat might not ever leave my head until we get back home on Sunday.
· Here’s something completely unrelated to cleaning: it’s snowing! We’re finally getting our first real snow of the season. I can be all happy because I have nowhere to go today.
All right – time to go get the blue devil out. Any minute now. Yep. I’ll just check Facebook one more time, maybe play a little bit of Words with Friends. Then I’ll clean. Really.